Healthy Body Sculpting Exercise for Women

This hub is going to focus on “old fashioned” Healthy Body Sculpting Exercise for Women that has been proven to have many great benefits. In the suck it, tuck it, quick fix world of today body sculpting has taken on a new meaning due to liposuction and other less-invasive devices that promises to sculpt one’s body quickly. It was shocking to see how many more websites are devoted to liposuction and other methods of sculpting a body quickly. However, it is the author’s believe that one should workout and become the healthiest person one can be before resorting to liposuction and the likes. Many have forgotten that in the past body sculpting was defined as participating in a fitness program using weights, flexibility, and endurance training; but not running or jumping, to shape hips, thighs, upper arms, and buttocks into a lean, toned healthy body.

Of course with the mixed messages that have been sent over the years, one can understand why many women have just given up and elected to have the surgery instead. For years it was believed that fat turned into muscle, but later it was discovered that this was untrue. Another of the myths about body sculpting was that weight training would build large muscles on women. So women were told to stick to diets low in calories and aerobic exercises; then gradually women were told to only do light weights and high repetitions.

Starting a Body Sculpting Exercise Program

Presently it is known that a woman can reshape her body via body sculpting with weight training, strength training, and aerobic exercises. All three forms of exercise entail a lot of information so for the purpose of this hub I am going to provide links where you can get additional information. Once an individual gains muscle weight to her body it will began to require more energy which will increase the resting metabolism and this will assist in losing overall body fat. Muscle is estimated to burn at least three times more calories than fat. Muscle gained can be extremely beneficial when an individual begins to grow older.

Of course before starting this routine if an individual has medical conditions requiring one to be under a physicians care you should consult with your doctor to be sure such physical activity is appropriate. If it is o.k. then make a commitment and start slowly because it takes time to build the body safely. One thing that is good about body sculpting is that it does not have to cost a lot of money to begin such training. Years ago, when I decided to attempt body sculpting I started out using two 16 oz bottles of water to act as my 2 pound weights. Other items that can assist you around the home are towels, old tee shirts, an old belt and other such items that a good training DVD will let you know about. Buying a good book or a couple of DVDs will help you to perform the exercises properly and give alternatives for various muscle groupings.

However, if you do have a gym membership then you will be able to use the dumbbells there in the gym. Since body sculpting entails an alternation of the upper body and lower body aerobic and strength training workouts, which uses light free weights and exercise bands to sculpt one’s body. A good goal to start with would be at least 2 to 3 times a week in which you can alternate working all your muscles or by splitting upper and lower body being sure to rest the muscles at least one day before using it again. There should be one set of 8-12 repetitions in which the last three or four reps are difficult to finish. When the amount of weight starts to get easy, start increasing the weight and the number of sets performed.

Benefits of Performing Healthy Body Sculpting Exercise for Women:

Weight Loss – In the beginning when an individual begins body sculpting that involves heavy weight training there may be an initial weight gain.  The reason is that muscle weights more than fat. However, one should not get dismayed because if you continue with the workouts you will get a toned slimmer looking body that makes you look thinner than what you weight.  Then one gains self-confidence because you look and feel so much better.  The energy level increases and remains consistent throughout your day.

Osteoporosis - As you know if your female relatives suffer with brittle bones, chances are you will have to deal with this issue once you grow older.   Lifting weights slows down the loss of bone density that leads to the brittle bones of this disease.  The reason is that the stress of heavy weights stress the bone and causes it to get stronger.  And the great thing about body sculpting is that by working with someone familiar with this form of exercise one can start training at any age.  Developing stronger bones and muscles not only helps to increase your strength but it can also add stability and balance to one’s equilibrium which will assist in reducing the risk of injury from falling.  Again, weight lifting will not cause women to become too bulky because of our lack of testosterone.  Don’t get this confused with bodybuilding in which women can become bulky through special training, diets, and supplements.

Perimenopause/menopause – Fitness and exercise become very important when a woman begins this phase of her life.  Usually a reduction in hormones causes many women to begin to reflect that dreaded “middle age spread” in which many gain in the love hands and abdomen or the hips and thighs.  This increase around the middle contributes to the gradual weight gain 10 to 15 pounds of fat that I wrote about in my hub titled, Healthy Weight Loss Program was Unsuccessful. In addition with the weight gain comes a slowed down metabolism that can leave one feeling sluggish with no energy.  And unfortunately there is yet another issue which is on an average about five pounds of muscle is lost every decade. However, the good news is that body sculpting can help to slow down or prevent weight gain and strength loss. 

In Conclusion

This concludes Healthy Body Sculpting Exercise for Women; I hope you have found something new that you might want to try if you are unfamiliar with this type of exercises. I must admit that composing this hub has stirred up my interest in body sculpting. I did this form of exercise for a while about ten years ago and really loved the way my body was looking. Unfortunately, not as good as the lady to the right here.

However, I allowed life to get me out of the routine; stop going and never really considered starting back until now. While watching the ladies do their curls and lifting of weights, I could actually feel “the burn” within my muscles. Similar to when you watch someone riding a bicycle and you feel almost as though you can peddle for them. Well I guess, that means I’ll be dusting off the old weight today and getting back started.  As an incentive to us all be sure to see the video below that shows some of the starts that have done body sculpting before.

Please let me know your thoughts by leaving comments, especially if you do body sculpting or some other form of your exercise in your lifestyle routine.

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msorensson 6 years ago

Great hub! Thanks!!


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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

Excellent hub.


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Cheri Schultz 6 years ago from Midwest

It is imperative to stay in shape and keep focused on a routine. I exercise faithfully at least 5 times a week and I cannot begin my day without some type of activity. Thank you for a great informative hub!!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

The biggest problem of exercising with weights is that once you know how to do it and you've bought some weights then there is nothing else that can be sold to you. Plus you need to sweat and in these times it becomes easier to undergo aesthetic surgery, only that it's pretty harder to die using 2kg dumbbells. I always remember Mrs. Bacardi dying for liposuction, and I guess she didn't go to a cheap surgeon.

Great hub, full of true notions, especially the one that unless taking hormones it's almost impossible for a woman to develop big muscles; rated and stumbled. And maybe we could link our two hubs. If you like. :)


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missmaudie 6 years ago from Brittany, France

This looks really interesting.I already practise yoga but this would go well with it. Thanks for the info, bookmarked!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@msorensson - Thanks msorensson for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)

@Putz Ballard - Thanks Putz for the read and commenting, I appreciate your support. :)

Thanks again to both of you, have a great day! :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Cheri - Wow, that is awesome Cheri! Individuals that can exercise in the morning inspires me. I wish I could do it but I'm not a morning person, so it makes me feel tired and rushed for the rest of the day with no energy.

Anyway great exercise routine, I will have to keep you in mind when I need that added push of inspiration. Thanks for sharing your experience and stopping by for a read. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@hypnodude - I will definitely stop by for a read of your hub and I appreciate your support. Thanks hypnodude for stopping by for the read. :)

@missmaudie - Hi missmaudie! Yoga is another form of exercise that I'm interested in however, I have not had an opportunity to join a class as of yet. Thanks for the bookmarking and stopping by for the read. :)


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Very nicely done with many useful links and videos, not to forget lots of useful information. This looks like a winner to me. I agree--do all you can to sculpt your own body before taking any cosmetic measures. Thanks.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@anginwu - Hi anginwu, I think that many people fail to realize that even after cosmetic surgery one is going to have to exercise to maintain and or enhance their figure afterwards.

So my thoughts are to exercise and get as much off that you can on your own and then if you want more maybe opt to cosmetic measures. Thanks for the kind comments! :)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Link added. Have a great day! :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks hypnodude! You have a great weekend!


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adrienne2 6 years ago from Atlanta

Great information! Thank you for sharing. What I wouldn't give to have a little tone to my muscles like that.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

I like your hubs, they are all intelligent hub, hehe, full of information. Body sculpting is beautiful, for aesthetic purposes and strength as well, we need it but then my friend you know me, I am a dancing woman hehe, Thank you Money! Maita


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@adrienne2- Yes, I agree adrienne, I would like to be more toned as well. I was so glad that I did this hub, because it brought back to memory exercises that worked for me in the past. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Maita - Yes, I remember Maita, that you are a dancing woman, like my sister, and that dancing is your first love for exercise. :) And that makes me really appreciate that you stopped by to comment on healthy body sculpting exercise for women. Thanks again for your support and have a great weekend. :)


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brethodge 6 years ago from USA

Informative Hub!!!!

In this world everyone wishes for good health, but it is seen that everyone is not fortunate in this regard. The hub is inspiring and culminated with good information regarding making our body fit and healthy. The pictures displayed are young, vibrant, dynamic and colorful. Thanks for sharing such fruitful information.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks so much brethodge for stopping by for the read and commenting. Yes, I think thanks to Dr. Oz and numerous others like him; we are finally learning that we can "turn back the clock" and look younger through a healthy diet and exercise. :)


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Mediator Heroine 6 years ago from Dubai

Very nice hub and lots of ideas to incorporate into my routines. I cannot promise that I do it regularly but will write to you once I see some slimming around the waist


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moondive 6 years ago from Modena,Italy

This is excellent hub. I really like it.Thanks for posting


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

I enjoyed reading this. Very educative and informative. No one would read this and still decide to go for Nip n Tuck.

This is great.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Mediator Heroine - Hi Mediator, good luck with your quest. I like the idea of taking it one step at a time that way you don't get overwhelmed with the task. Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

@moondive - Hi moondive, thanks for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Lady_E - I agree Lady_E one should really think about the Nip n Tuck prior to having it done; especially since body sculpting in certain places on one's body would be considered to be major surgery. Thanks so much for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)


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jgw899 6 years ago from Santa Cruz

Great hub i could use this info


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks jgw899! I glad you enjoyed reading about healthy body sculpting exercise for women. Have a great weekend :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

This is very informative, Money Glitch. Really good warming up exercises too. Have seen the Body Rock videos before, they are very good. Some great and useful tips for body sculpting for females here. Thanks for a great hub!


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prayn4u 6 years ago

WOW this is a wonderful hubpage...very informative and actually useful!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing this with us all

God Bless!!!


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GojiJuiceGoodness 6 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

Great hub! I think everyone should exercise to stay fit and healthy.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Cheeky Girl - Thanks for stopping by for a read and commenting, Cheeky Girl. Have a great weekend. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@prayn4u - Thanks for stopping by to comment on healthy body sculpting exercise for women. I'm glad that you found the hub informative and useful. :)

@GojiJuiceGoodness - Thanks for you comments and I agree that everyone should exercise to stay healthy.

It is great to meet you both, thanks again for your time. :)


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Lamme 6 years ago

This was a great hub! Very informative. Thanks for bringing together so much information in a concise and easy to read hub.


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Runway 6 years ago from New York

oh wow, I will have to increase my weight training routine.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Lamme- Thanks for the kind comments Lamme I'm glad you found the info informative.

@Runway - Thanks for stopping by for a read and comments.

It was nice to meet you both. Have a great week. :)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Great tips! The only place I've gained obvious muscle from weightlifting is in my calves. Wonder why?


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hhhhmmm, Good question habee! Unfortunately, I don't have the answer:) For me however, I usually gain muscle on the front part of my arms (biceps) and still have flab on the backside. LOL! Go figure! Thanks for stopping by and commenting and good luck on your quest. :)


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

Excellent advice. I did this for myself and lost 80 pounds. Being 5'5" helps for a slimmer look, too. I began my regime with walking 3 x a week, then upgraded to an aerobic class, then implemented weight lifting and never weighed myself, just watched the pounds and inches melt away. What an absolute ego booster and talk about energy - OMG. Your tips on getting started and staying with a program are absolutely invaluable! I recently began my old routine again and muscle has amazing memory - if you stop and start again, so evn if you feel like you don't want to go anymore or give up, trick yourself by telling yourself that you are only going to go work out for 10 (ten) minutes. It works every time!


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advisor4qb 6 years ago from On New Footing

Interesting and informative hub!


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johneee 6 years ago from San Jose, CA

Yes! Yes! I think every woman should do these!!! Thank you for spreading this information around - the men thank you :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@mwatkins - Hello mwatkins! Congratulations on losing 80 pounds, what a great testimony. I agree with you I love the boost to the ego that one gets from lifting weights.

It's almost two-fold because you see yourself getting stronger while your body is firming up and getting smaller. I like your little 10 minute tip and thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your experience. :)


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Dollhex 6 years ago from Texarkana

Good hub, but some of the women in the pics scare me. Id like to try the workouts but I dont want abs or buffness. There is some medium of toned and thin but not too toned...


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@advisor4qb - Hello, it's nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.:)

@johneee - Hey johneee, thanks for commenting; but you have to remember that for every out of shape woman there is an out of shape man. Hehehe! :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Dollhex - If you don't take enhancement supplements to build big muscles and minimize the amount of weight you are lifting you will not get big and bulky. How big and or toned you want your body to be is really up to each individual. Good luck in your quest and thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)


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Donna leef 6 years ago

wow, this is great. I will try these exersizes aswell.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Donna, good luck with your quest and thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)


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salt 6 years ago from australia

thankyou, these are the types of exercises I like, simple, flexible and toning.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Oh you are most welcome salt! I like simple exercises as well, to me they work well because you can do them without thinking about it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)


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DarrinP 6 years ago

Excellent hub, Money Glitch! There's so much information out there, one really has to decide exactly what their objective is (tone up, lose weight, build strength, muscle up, etc), then tailor a workout regimen and diet to that goal. Good suggestions on specific exercises to do...thanks again!

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Yes you are right DarrinP! Unfortunately many women get confused with body sculpting because they think it will bulk them up with big muscles, however, as you and I both have pointed out that is true Only if that is one's goal to do so! Thanks for stopping and commenting:)


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alifh 6 years ago from Indonesia

very good hub Money Glitch, it so informatif


granny's house 6 years ago

Great hub. Good tips. I think I can, I think I can


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hi alifh & granny's house - Thanks to you both for stoppping by for a read and comments. :)


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jenp123 6 years ago

Thanks! I just started writing health and fitness articles on this site, and yours is really helpful as a model. I enjoyed it.


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joeymaq 6 years ago from Illinois

Great Hub, from an admitted Gym Rat!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@jenp123 - Hi Jen, thanks for the read and the nice compliment. :)

@joeymaq - Hi Gym Rat, hehehe, just kidding. Hi Joey, thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Editorsupremo said, "Excellent hub. As you say too many people opt out and go for the quickfix when they can re-shape their bodies without going under the knife!"

@Editorsupremo - Sorry that I had to delete your comments. I see you're new here and may not have known. However, you are not suppose to self-promote your hub the way you did. Such actions may lead to you getting marked as spam. When you leave a comment you receive a link to your profile page automatically when you are signed on to HP. :)


bona10 6 years ago

This is really very informative hub, many people can take advantage of this. More information in one space, nice job. keep it up.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by bona10 and commenting. :)


cyekin_37 6 years ago

Love this hub! Thanks for the tips!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@cyekin_37 - Hi cyekin, thanks compliment and for stopping by. :)

@frankie1363 - Hi frankie, thanks for stopping by and complimenting on healthy body sculpting for women. :)


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Top Health Spot 6 years ago

Well said! Stay away from the lipo wand and get in touch with a good personal trainer that can sculpt you a new body. It's a whole lot cheaper in the long run. A new firm, toned body is so well worth the effort. I often blog on this very subject on my own site www.TopHealthSpot.com. I hope you will check out some of my post as well. I wiil visit your hubs often!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your insight Top Health Spot. :)


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couponalbum 6 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

Very nice info!! Great hub. Liked your other hubs too. Joining your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks couponalbum for stopping by for a read. :)


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lois sunday 6 years ago from manila,philippines

Great hub!!! this is excellent!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Lois for stopping by and commenting. :)


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healthtipscity 6 years ago

I enjoy reading the report, too. Its easy to understand that a journey like this is the biggest event in ones


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks healthtipscity for stopping by and commenting :)


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DominiquedeBruin 6 years ago from Hilton Head Island, SC

Great hub! Just a friendly tip for those of you trying to flatten your abs. A personal trainer taught me this trick. Put a medicine ball or one of those big workout balls between your feet. Start with leg raises then proceed to v-ups. You don't even have to count your reps because you will know when you've done enough!!


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Mahesh Kamal 6 years ago

Great Fun!


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AnithaPriya 6 years ago

Great Tips!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@DominiquedeBruin - Hi Dominque, sounds like that is a great tip that will definitely work. Thanks for sharing that tip and for the read. :)

@Mahesh Kamal - Thank you!

@AnithaPriya - Thank you I'm glad you found them useful. Thanks to everyone for the comments. :)


adrain 6 years ago

very helpful hub..i found the it very useful and the facts made me more convinced that i shud i go for it

thanks


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ryan8247 6 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

hey a lot of people don't know that if you really want to get toned you have to do very slow reps in your training. Please check out some of my hubs I just Started.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@adrain - Go for it, and enjoy your workouts. :)

@ryan8247 - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)


braindrain123 6 years ago

great tips..i would want to try out some time..


Tinnnitus Cures 6 years ago

Great hub pages. Love the information provided.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@braindrain123 - Thanks for stopping by. :)

@Tinnitus cures - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)


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imjason707 6 years ago from Napa California

Great Hub, I find it amazing that so many people exercise for the wrong reasons. Your first goal should be to become as healthy as possible. If you focus on improving your health the physical appearance part will come naturally. However if you take short cuts to "look better" often times these methods have a reverse effect on your health and well being.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

I agree Jason, without the proper nutrition and eating the right foods, you will reverse and or harm your health and well being. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

Money Glitch: this was a very detailed eye catching hub. Rated up, shared and bookmarked. Thanks for sharing this great information, too many today are into instant results with invasive medical procedures. These bodys look great.


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4FoodSafety 6 years ago from Fontana, WI

Great Hub! Exercise is so critical - you hit a nerve and really motivated us - excellent!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@pmccray - Thanks so much for the hub love, pmccray! Yeah, I think that many fail to realize that the medical procedures can be very dangerous. Thanks again for the read and comments. :)

@4FoodSafety - Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad to assist in motivating toward a healthier lifestyle. :)


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rapiddrynow 6 years ago

great hub


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for stopping by :)


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carmenph 6 years ago from Philippines

In any sculpted work, like art, a sculpted body takes will, time and effort. I'm glad I read this. Thanks, MG, for a great hub. I feel like the best art I should be doing is on my own body in honor of the One who gave it to me.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your great thoughts. I agree with you it is important to sculpt and shape the mind and body into becoming the best we can be. By doing so we honor the One as well as ourselves. :)


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Gorgeously 6 years ago from United States

Excellent hub.. Thanks


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by Gorgeously. :)


Amazing 6 years ago

Amazing what a great program with great results.


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dutch84 6 years ago

This is a great hub! I think Madonna has a great body and I would love to sculpt my body to be like hers...


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Amazing - Thanks for stopping by. :)

@dutch84 - Madonna does have a nice body and the good thing about body sculpting is that you never have to stop lifting the weights. I recently saw a 76 year old female that looked awesome! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)


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True Blue Tips 6 years ago

Thanks for reminding about what it takes to have a great sculpted body and for reminding me that if I too want to look good naked I need to do the work. No more excuses!


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DebbieSolum 6 years ago from River Falls, WI

Nice hub, some good info here. I've been fighting with my weight and fitness for forever, it seems. I get highly motivated for awhile, but then fail to see results and give up - only to begin again and repeat the same old cycle. Maybe I'll write a hub about THAT! LOL


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raineer 6 years ago

Great Hub! Haha..there are days I feel like that first flabby pic!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@True Blue Tips - You welcome True Blue, we all need a little nudge and or a reminder every once in a while. Especially with some many promises of "overnight success;" of course we know those never work. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Debbie Solum - Hi Debbie, I'm glad that you found the hub useful in giving you some motivation to get back on track. Good luck on your quest. :)

@raineer - Hehehe, I know exactly what you mean. However, I learned on those days to do a little more exercise, then move into hope for a better day tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your thought. :)


alvin brown 6 years ago

I need to also to find place to work out so I can get in better shape and for my healthy. there are a lot stars keep body in good shape and they look real good.


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FashionFame 6 years ago from California

Hi Money Glitch!! I liked your hub very much, it is very very informative and must read hub for every women. I liked your choice of topic and writings. Joining your fan club for more of your writings and would like to invite you too.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@alvin brown - Good luck on your quest for better health. :)

@james0211 - Thanks James. :)

@FashionFame- Thanks for the compliments. :)

Thanks to everyone for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)


Anna 6 years ago

WOW I loved reading this! I actually work for a nutrition/fitness company so have an interest in exercising both in and out off work.

I started off with a very vague knowledge off fitness two years ago and weighing in at 11 stone. I believed all the old fairly tales you mentioned here like you can fat to muscle and muscle weighs more than fat etc etc

For me the gym is boring! I prefer cycling 5 - 10 miles three times a week and squats twice a week. Its done wonders for my legs, bum and waist, not to mention Ive lost over 2 stone!

We sell all sorts off fat burners, protein etc at www.SupplementCentre.com but to be honest the only thing I use is good pre work out drink for that extra boost. (especially when the bike is the last thing I want to do!)

Good luck to you all trying to sculpt that perfect body :-)


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valery elias 6 years ago

Great hub and advice!


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ms.huntington 6 years ago from Southern California

This is really helpful. Loving the all natural way to get fit and in shape. Great hub! :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Anna - Good info Anna, it is great that you have found an exercise program that works for you. As you said that is the key. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and good luck to you as well. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@valery elias - Hi Valery, thanks for the read. :)

@ms.huntington - Yeah, I think one should definitely should do as much as they can on their own prior to being cut by the knife or other drastic measures. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)


Miss Bodybuilding UK 6 years ago

@Money Glitch... Hi Its Anna. Ive just come back to read your hub again as its really nice to find a like minded women. As you say, bodybuilding wont make women bulky and like some off the freaks you see on telly. For the first time ever i can see my triceps. I don't mean bulging great big muscles but nice, firm back to my arms. Keep the good work up :) x


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Great Hub! Excellent photos and fantastic content! Love target toning! 5 stars! Rated it up!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Anna - Thanks again for stopping by and commenting. :)

@GmaGoldie -Hi GmaGoldie, I agree with you. Thanks for stopping by for a read. :


Jannette Reith 6 years ago

From my own experience I can say that if you exercize regularly, you don't have to use any diet, so in my opinion is the best way to loose some weight.


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the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

Im not downing abyone who has gotten plastic surgurie, but isn't there more to be proud of if you worked hard to sculpt your body yourself? I just feel like it's kind of like stealing. you didn't earn whatever it is you stole, and the item is just a constant reminder of that. if you get liposuction to flatten your stomach, dosnt your stomach become a constant reminder that you took the easy way out?


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Jannette - Hi Jannette, thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

Hi, the Pink umbrella, I agree with you that it makes sense to work hard to get toned and then if there's a little fat to do left to lipo if you choose to do so. But many get rid of the fat by lipo first only to figure out later that they still have to exercise to tone and shape. Thanks for the read and sharing your thoughts. :)


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rtaf444 6 years ago

Thanks. learned very much from this. A lot of great information about how to lose that belly fat and sculpt abs


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DonnaWallace 6 years ago from North Carolina

This is perfect timing. I am beginning a healthy eating program to lose weight, and I was debating whether it was a good time to start lifting weights and doing body sculpting. Thank you!


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TVTopTen 6 years ago

Wow there is so much great content here. If you are looking to start a sculpting routine to lose weight and you read this, then you are off to a good start. I think reading articles like this and watching videos really helps motivate and get you going. Good hub, thanks for sharing!


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jennshealthstore 6 years ago from Florida

Great hub. Thanks for all the info!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@rtaf444 - Hi rtaf444, you are welcome, and thanks for the read. :)

@DonnaWallace - You are welcome, Donna! From my personal experience light weights and healthy eating go hand in hand with weight loss. Because you are building muscle while you are losing fat, don't discouraged if the pounds don't seem to be coming off fast enough. You will find that on the weeks that you don't lose pounds you probably lose inches provided that you stick to eating healthy. Good luck on your quest. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@TVTopTen - Thanks so much for stopping by for a read and sharing your thoughts. :)

@jennshealthstore - Thanks for the read. :)


SilverGenes 6 years ago

I'm bookmarking this hub and coming back often. My issue is sticking with it and maybe coming back for reinforcement will help. Thanks for a most informative hub!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

LOL, maybe I should bookmark this one as well. Because you are right that it does take discipline to stay on track. Good luck on your quest. :)


Healthy Living 6 years ago

You got some amazing articles here on hubpages.

Very informative. Keep up the great job.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by. :)


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KGBKillerAbs.com 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

Incredibly nice hub and very accurate information. Could not have said it better myself. This information will be very helpful in getting a lot of women in great shape.

I am now your fan!


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TheMuscleBuilder 6 years ago

Very informative hub, thnaks.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by KGBKillerAbs and commenting. :)

Thanks TheMuscleBuilder. :)

Hehehe, nice to have both of you to stop by and flex your muscles! :)


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Lannie Briden 6 years ago

you have some great info and resources here. thanks for sharing. :)


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Runway 6 years ago from New York

Thanks for these tips.


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johnnie r 6 years ago from Denver, CO

i think i'm going to show my gf this hub. She's been complaining that she's getting 'flabby' even though she isn't. But it will be good to get her going on an exercise program to turn that supposed fat to muscle. it'll be good for her!!!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Lannie - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

@Runway - You are welcome, thank you for the read. :)

@johnnie r - I hope your friend finds this hub useful. Putting on a little muscle weight via body sculpting can be the answer to burning additional calories and or fat. Thanks for commenting. :)


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Laura45 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

Thanks for your great hub. Lots of useful information and tips.


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Donna W 6 years ago

I try not to let a tight budget be an excuse for not working out. There´re great workout Dvd sales on Amazon and you get users reviews. I work out with a collection of them so I never get bored! Thanks for all the links!


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Adam9000 6 years ago

I'm a man, but I'll have to pass this on to my girlfriend...


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Laura45 - You are welcome Laura I'm glad you found some tips here useful. Thanks for stopping by. :)

@Donna - Yes, tight budgets can place some limits on what we can or can not do via gym memberships, cute outfits, workout equipment, etc. However, I'm glad that you have discovered a way to exercise and stay motivated. Great job, and thanks for the read and comments. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Adam9000 - Hi Adam, thanks for the read and please pass it on to anyone you think would be interested in healthy body sculpting. I hope your girlfriend can find a tip or two that is useful... :)


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bd160900 6 years ago from San Diego

Finally an article I can use. thanks for writing this. I found it to be very useful.


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Locker 6 years ago from 127.0.0.1

What do you think of weight lifting for women?


Invoice factoring 6 years ago

interesting question, I think weight lifting is ok in moderation but its easy to do too much and then I think it can look ugly.

Great hub by the way Money Glitch nice work.


pravalika 6 years ago

Great Achievement.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@bd160900 - You are welcome BD. Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

@Locker - Personally, I like to see muscle definition in both men and women; but not to the extreme of where the veins start popping out with all muscles bulging.

Weight lifting involves lifting heavy weights and entails pushing the body beyond its limits to endure the weight. I've read that changes in hormones can occur, however, I am not familiar enough with weight training to provide a technical opinion. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Invoice factoring - Thanks for sharing your thoughts to Locker's question. I agree with you! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

@pravalika - Thanks for stopping by. :)


Cheap Perfume 6 years ago

Great Hub thanks for taking the time to write such a big article.

I have lots of good ideas now to try and get down to a size 10, currently a 12 and feel a little podgy.


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Motor leathers 6 years ago

It is really great when a woman has a beatiful body. It not only looks beautiful, but is also some kind of guarantee to produce more healthy children, which is very important. At the same time so-called women-bodybuilders look not pretty, but ugly because the overload of muscles make them men-like. I think that keeping fit is great, but a person should know the borders.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Cheap Perfume - Good luck on your quest of reaching that size 10. Do it while you only have a few pounds maybe and one dress size. It's a lot easy than allowing yourself to continue to move in the wrong direction. Thanks for stopping by. :)

@Motor leathers - Great insight Motor, and I agree that there is too much of a good thing; in the case of bodybuilding. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)


Invoice Factoring Quotes  6 years ago

Madonna has a great body and I would love to sculpt my body to be like hers...


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Yes she has kept her body in great shape over the years. Good luck on your quest to a well sculpted body. :)


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jgw899 6 years ago from Santa Cruz

I go kickboxing and am learning surfing. My mom has osteoporosis but is hesitant to do weight training because she doesn't want to look like the Hulk; I'm going to share this hub with her so she understands why I want her to weight train! thanks for this hub!


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cbris52 6 years ago

I enjoy getting on the cross trainer and reading a good magazine. I enjoyed reading your hub also!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@jgw899 - Wow, I would love to learn kickboxing one day. Yes, please do share this hub with your mom; and help her to understand that she can strengthen her bones and tone her body without looking bulky.

Only heavy weights, steroids, and other supplements will eventually make a women to bulk up like hulk. Strength training and body sculpting normally does not involve heavy weights. Best wishes! :)

@cbris52 - Awesome, the key is to exercise routinely performing the exercise you enjoy. Thanks for the read. :)


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PassinItAlong 6 years ago

Fantastic hub, thank you for all that information because goodness knows we are all trying.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

That is truly the key to winning, just "keep pushing forward and taking one day at a time doing something towards your goal." Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)


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Ingenira 6 years ago

very encouraging hub, thanks. I am working on my waistline now, and this hub comes just in time. :)

I also believed that having more muscle mass will help to burn the fat naturally.


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michellesheng 6 years ago from Chicago

Very nice! Just gotta get myself to the gym now...


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wormcompostingfan 6 years ago

I just want to congratulate you for a very informative blog. I must say that this is really helpful! been thinking about hitting the gym lately and the urge just went up when I read your hub! LOL


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Ingenira - Hi Ingenira, you are so correct that having more muscle will in turn burn more fat. And I too am working on trimming my waist line. Good luck on your quest and thanks for stopping by. :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

@michellesheng - Thanks for the read. :)

@wormcompostingfan - Alright, Go for it, while you are still motivated. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. :)


Janine 6 years ago

Great hub with lots of great information, thank you!

I´m also doing three weight lifting workouts a week with some cardio at the weekends (mostly jogging or swimming with my kids), what helps me to stay tight and firm even after giving birth to three kids :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your story. A healthy fitness plan and an healthy diet of natural foods is the way to go. :)


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Morgan F 6 years ago from USA

Great hub! Simple exercise is so much better than getting liposuction! It takes more time but it certainly doesn't leave scars :p


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Great point Morgan, I like to think about the fact that an individual did not gain the weight over night so why take it off like that. The idea is great, however it is very unnatural to do so. Thanks for stopping by. :)


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kingkhan78 6 years ago

nice and interesting hub and great information thanks for sharing


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for your support King. :)


Waterless Cooking Guy 5 years ago

Free weights is the way to go with a little patience mixed in. SO many people want to lose the weight that took them years to put on in a few weeks. It's just not realistic. Great Hub with great points.


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)


Weight lifting for women 5 years ago

Great hub - I really think that this will help a lot of women. And I agree, you don't have to spend a fortune on a gym membership to lift weights and do body scultping! All it takes is some dumbbells to get started! Thanks for the great info.


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hello, Thanks for stopping by and sharing your insight about weight lifting for women. :)


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yolanda yvette 5 years ago

You have a lot of helpful and educational info here. I can definitely benefit from this hub. Thanks.


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hi Yolanda, You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by for a read, I'm glad you found this hub both educational and beneficial! :)


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Ashantina 5 years ago

I think everyone has said it all! This is the info I need to start my new fitness program for the new year. Sooo glad I found this article AND your hub!!!


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas Author

I'm glad that you found the hub useful. Good luck with your fitness program for 2011. :)


treadmill assembly 5 years ago

I only have a treadmill in my house for exercise :) I think treadmill helps us perform aerobics, the most effective of all the exercises. I'll try exercising with weights soon. Hopefully results will get better.


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas Author

Using the treadmill is good for increasing one's heart rate, however I think repetition of light weights is better for sculpting one's body. Thanks for stopping by. :)


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CARIBQUEEN 5 years ago

I am always lifting heavy objects inside and outside of the home so I am thinking that with help with the arms. As a matter of fact I do not have much fat in the arm (biceps) area. No flab. My stomach needs to follow my arms and get toned up. I am trying.


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas Author

I know what you mean CaribQueen! It seems everyone has a portion of their bodies in which the fat just doesn't want to go away. I guess that's why the doctors say that staying in shape is a life-long process. Keep up the good work though at least your arms are toned. :)


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dusy7969 5 years ago from San Diego, California

Wow it is excellent hub.I like this hub because this hub is consist of many informative and useful information.I like this hobby to make the body fit and strong.Thanks a lot for this hub.Thanks this sharing and keep it up.


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)


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jamiesweeney 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

Very interesting hub for women who aimed to have sexy bodies. Thanks for this hub.


Sprinkler Buff 5 years ago

My wife is going to want to check out this hub. She doesn't think there is much hope for her but she just has to realize that she is not alone and that it's never(at least, rarely is it) too late to get into shape. Would I be sending the wrong message by sending her a link to this site? It's too good to pass up..


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas Author

Women can be very sensitive about their weight and getting in shape, although we tend to talk about it all the time. I would suggest that if you do send the link that you send some other ones as well. One of mine that she might find interesting is the one of foods that help to prevent breast cancer or the one on why women can't sleep. You can find them on my profile page. Thanks for stopping by for a read.


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SilkThimble 4 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Good hub, and some very sensible advice!


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girlgonestrong 4 years ago from Plymouth, MI

It's easy tips like this that can take your workout results from ordinary to extraordinary. I dunno how many people will follow the advice though.


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Mala Srivastava 4 years ago from India

great hub.


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